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by midnight. >>> an east bay city is fighting obesity by trying to tax soda. if it passes it would be the first of a kind in the nation. mike sugerman reports. >> reporter: allen, can i buy a coke? here at tobacco world, coke today costs 1.65? it would be a buck 85 starting i guess next wednesday if in fact measure n passes. will it pass? we're not sure. >> reporter: a little red wagon carrying 40 pounds of sugar has captured national attention in richmond. >> 40 pounds is the amount of sugar that each of richmond's children take in just from sodas alone every year. >> reporter: richmond city council member jeff ritter man who is also a heart doctor is the heart and soul of measure n. it would tax businesses a penny an ounce of sugary drinks sold. it would be the first of its kind in the nation. >> a third of our latino and a third of our african-american students are obese and another 20% are overweight in each group. those young people are going to die younger than they should. >> reporter: the money raised he says would go towards more health programs in schools. businesses here
the sales tax a quarter cent and state income tax for those making more than $250,000 a year funneling $6 billion into schools and universities. and it looks like support is rising. it needs more than 50% to win. three weeks ago, only 45% of voters said yes. and there was a huge number of undecided ones. well, now it looks like the governor's initiative has enough to eek it out with 51% planning to vote yes. >> let's see how two ballot measures measure up. >> reporter: the new numbers look grim for the competing measure 38. it would raise state income tax for almost all californians for schools and preschool programs. the latest poll shows it's losing with 55% saying no. how do californians feel though about the death penalty? the newest poll shows they want to keep it. 51% said they would vote no on proposition 34 which would uphold the death penalty. 41% say they will vote yes which would prohibit the death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole. food labeling has become a hot button issue. prop 37 would require companies to label processed food made with genetically
as such but for this local franchise owner they need to have a talk with them. >> thank you. >>> the governor's tax hike proposal is slipping in the polls. now an enormous amount of money is flooding in from out of state that could sing sink prop 30. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee reports. >> reporter: this fight centers around a mysterious $11 million donation that came from arizona last week. it was given to defeat prop 30. he is not happy about it and he vows to find out who is behind the money. >> they may be from anywhere. i don't know where these people are from because they're hiding. they're wearing masks. people like to run around in hoods because they don't want people to see who the hell they are. the state of california is going to court to unmask these people. >> reporter: strong words from the governor today at the naacp convention. though he later clarified that he didn't necessarily mean to refer to the ku klux klan. >> no. what it is, is, that when people do things, sometimes they don't want to be exposed for what they are doing and this arizona organization says they are in busines
supervisor john goya says ignoring the law could jeopardize the fund. >> the irs could do away with our tax-exempt status if we don't follow this state law. >> reporter: a classic case of spiking. san ramon valley fire cheap craig bowen retired with a base pension of $193,000. add in unused sick leave, standby pay, management pay, car allowance, administrative leave and topped with $28,000 of unused vacation, brings his pension to $295,000 a year for life. today's decision would have prevented him from adding the unused vacation. sciu contra costa president alan cohen says while there have been abuses, he still defends the practice. >> private sector has nothing like this. >> that's -- that's true. and it's -- it's only true because of the slow erosion over the past 30 years of -- of unions. >> reporter: without a real option the board voted. >> 7 yeses and 2 nos. motions passes. >> reporter: and the lawyers are lining up. >> we sue them, they sue the state we sue the state. everybody sues everybody. rather than being reactionary like they are i might sit back and couple months see what sha
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